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2010-11-22 11:30:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 22, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A massive regulation proposed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) on the production and marketing of poultry and livestock is unconstitutional, unsupported by any meaningful economic analysis, and is in defiance of court rulings and Congressional mandates, the poultry industry said in comments filed with the agency today. The proposed regulation should be withdrawn and rewritten, the industry said. The industry's comments and a...

2010-11-16 13:55:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Proposed new regulations from the U.S. Department of Agriculture will cost the broiler chicken industry more than $1 billion over five years in reduced efficiency, higher costs for feed and housing, and increased administrative expenses, according to a study released today by the National Chicken Council. And that doesn't even count the potential costs of litigation, lost export sales, and increased consumer prices, according to the...

2010-10-26 10:00:00

ALPHARETTA, Ga., Oct. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- The vast majority of commercial egg production around the world continues to be in traditional cage housing, according to the latest statistics reported by the International Egg Commission (IEC) and released today by the United Egg Producers, America's largest cooperative of egg farmers nationwide. Approximately 85 percent of eggs worldwide are produced in traditional cages, according to the IEC report. Thirty of the 35 countries which the IEC...

2010-08-24 08:00:00

WEIFANG, China, Aug. 24 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Yuhe International, Inc. (Nasdaq: YUII) ("Yuhe" or the "Company"), a leading supplier of day-old chickens raised for meat production, or broilers, in the People's Republic of China ("PRC"), today announced that the Company signed a series of supply contracts between May and July of 2010 with two suppliers to purchase external eggs to be produced by 420,000 sets of parent breeders at fixed prices of between RMB 1.45 and RMB 1.50 per...

2010-08-18 06:00:00

MINNEAPOLIS, Aug. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Minnesota 4-H and Gold'n Plump have teamed up to sponsor the first-ever Poultry Prince and Princess Contest at the 2010 Minnesota State Fair to recognize the knowledge, leadership and skills of Minnesota's youth in the poultry industry. Dozens of male and female teenagers statewide will vie for a chance to reign over the Minnesota chicken kingdom. The winners will receive $1,000 scholarships and serve as the state's first poultry ambassadors for one...

2010-08-16 15:14:48

Arsenic in food supplements passes through chickens, then passes through the field Fields amended with poultry litter can accumulate significant levels of arsenic, according to studies by USDA-Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists and associates. These findings provide key information about the agricultural pollutants that can build up in agricultural soils over time"”and possibly migrate into nearby streams and rivers. Poultry producers have sometimes supplemented chicken...

2010-07-19 06:00:00

WEIFANG, China, July 19 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Yuhe International, Inc. (Nasdaq: YUII) ("Yuhe" or the "Company"), a leading supplier of day-old chickens raised for meat production, or broilers, in the People's Republic of China ("PRC"), today announced that the Company's wholly owned subsidiary, Weifang Yuhe Poultry Co., Ltd. ("Weifang Yuhe"), entered into an asset purchase agreement with Liaoning Haicheng Songsen Stock Farming and Feed Company Limited ("Haicheng Songsen") to...

2010-07-09 09:22:00

Grants of Up $5,000 to Focus on Outdoor Access, Genetics and Improving Slaughter Facilities ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Animal Welfare Approved is pleased to announce that it will offer a third year of Good Husbandry Grants. AWA is seeking proposals for projects to improve farm animal welfare with a concentration on three areas: increased outdoor access, improved genetics and improved slaughter facilities. Animal Welfare Approved is a free certification for family...

2010-06-18 13:11:00

DENVER, June 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With some states having already eliminated the use of so-called "battery cages" for commercial egg production, the American Humane Association's farm animal welfare certification program, American Humane® Certified, announced today that it will now accept enriched colony housing systems as a humane practice for the housing of laying hens. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20070521/LAM095LOGO) (Logo:...

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2010-06-16 13:40:43

Contrary to popular belief, paying a premium price for free-range eggs may not be healthier than eating regular eggs, a new study reports. Scientists found that free-range eggs in Taiwan contain at least five times higher levels of certain pollutants than regular eggs. Their findings appear in ACS' bi-weekly Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. In the new study, Pao-Chi Liao and colleagues note that free-range chickens are those that have continuous access to fresh air, sunshine, and...


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